As a formerly incarcerated woman and now a criminal justice reform activist, I was overwhelmed with emotion when I first read about Proposition 57. I immediately thought of my older brother, who at 17 was sentenced as an adult to life in prison
Jim Rogers served on the Richmond City Council from 2002 to 2014. He is also a former member of the Board of Supervisors in Contra Costa County. He is currently working as a financial planner. He spoke with Richmond Pulse about the short-term and long-term ways to solve the city’s affordable housing problem.